The If Not Now, When Community Woodland is tucked away in Suffield between Aylsham and North Walsham. The woodland was created in 2002 after the death of David Hood and is open to all. Complete with orchard, labyrinth, interesting architectural features and a wetland meadow, its the ideal spot for a picnic and gentle stroll.
David Hood bought Home Farm, Suffield in 1974 which included a 4.5 acre field. During his lifetime it was used for grazing cattle and horses from the local riding school and it was only during the final weeks leading up to his death from cancer that David conceived the dream of the If not now, when community woodland.Since 2002, trees have been planted and projects been undertaken. Half of the plot has been designated a County Wildlife Site due to its species-rich meadow area, whilst the other half is managed as a formal garden with fruit trees, labyrinth and other interesting architectural features.
The woodland is free for anyone to use, particularly the local community. Please note there is no public car parking on site.
A few car parking spaces are available at Suffield village hall.
If you have any comments or ideas for the future development of the woodland please contact us.
The wood is full of flora and fauna and wonderful things to see. Click on a star on the map below to find out more.